NBA Playoffs 2018: Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 live stream

NBA Playoffs 2018: Boston Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1 live stream

LeBron knocked off the Celtics in the conference finals last season with sidekick Kyrie Irving. Rozier has been nothing short of outstanding in the playoffs as he has helped carry the Celtics to the conference finals. LeBron James is still here, of course, but the Celtics are an nearly entirely different team than the group James and the Cavs eliminated a year ago. His 34.3 scoring average in these playoffs is his highest since the 2009 postseason.

"I do know that this is my eighth straight conference finals and I have an opportunity to play for a championship if I'm able to be successful in this conference finals, so I don't take that for granted", James said in an AP report Friday (Saturday, Manila time).

The Boston Celtics head into the Eastern Conference Finals with an undermanned lineup.

Nelson said if the Cavs "sell out" on taking 3-pointers away, players like Rozier and Brown will need to take the ball to the rim for points. You dream about being able to play in big games in the NBA, and even when I got to the NBA that was one of my only goals: to be as great as I can be, to play in big games in the NBA and be remembered, and I think I've done that in my career.

"Just trying to add onto it while I can".

In all, six players reached double figures during the series, including all five starters.

The Celtics aren't better without Irving, but - like Irving - they've made the most of a tough situation. Both sides have endured turbulent seasons since they last met in May, but the new-look Cavaliers aren't looking past the injury-plagued Celtics to the NBA Finals. Love averaged 11.6 points and 9.3 rebounds, shooting a dismal.333 percent from the field vs. Indiana.

LeBron has been at the top of his game in these playoffs.

During their last five games, the Celtics have scored an average of 106.4 points per game (2.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 103.4 points per game (2.7 above their season average). And I think that that's really important. If the Celtics don't use brute force with Baynes on Love, they could go with Al Horford - an excellent post-defender because he's quick and smart on defense.5. "But we found a way, we pulled together". Cleveland was in such disarray it seemed like a foregone conclusion that James would opt out of his contract after the season and leave Ohio. And while Rozier has been a breakout star in these playoffs to National Basketball Association fans, James knew he would eventually shine. "It's been 90 games since then and I've been through a lot". "He's gotten better and better".

They don't call him "Scary Terry" because he's nice. "He's going to get everything I got". "He's a local guy".

James has been other-worldly these last few weeks, scoring almost seven points more a game than in the regular season. The Pacers were physical, resilient and confident. That Celtics team eventually turned into the Brooklyn Nets, and also got beaten up badly by James and the Heat in a short-term attempted which has damaged the franchise for the long term.

"One of the rowdy environments", Cavaliers forward Kyle Korver said.

"I think in the Toronto series, no disrespect to them, but watching film, it just looked very easy at times". They're really good. They're always in the right spot. The Pacers held a third-quarter lead in Cleveland in Game 7 before falling, 105-101. There's been a lot that's happened throughout the season with us and for them.

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